LIHI breaks ground for new senior housing project in Central District

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LIHI Executive Director Sharon Lee (middle, left, in green) breaks ground with Seattle Councilmember Larry Gossett, Shelly Young, LIHI staff members, and LIHI supporters. (Photos from LIHI)

On Jan. 12, the Low Income Housing Institute (LIHI) celebrated the groundbreaking for a new senior housing project in Seattle’s Central District. Construction is underway on the 61-unit development, located at 2010 South Jackson Street. The building will provide permanent supportive housing for homeless and low-income seniors.

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An album cover of jazz musician Ernestine Anderson

At the groundbreaking, Alan Castle, LIHI board president, announced plans to name the building after legendary Seattle jazz and blues vocalist Ernestine Anderson. Jackson Street has a rich history of jazz music, and Anderson is one of the best known artists to emerge from Seattle. Her daughter, Shelley Young, was in attendance. (end)

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